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Rebounding from Childbirth: Toward Emotional Recovery Paperback – July 12, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0897893480 ISBN-10: 0897893484

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (July 12, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897893484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897893480
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This little gem of a book will be transformative for those wounded women fortunate enough to read it, and extraordinarily useful to the therapists who are trying to help women heal from the iatrogenic traumas all too commonly generated by hospital birth."-Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Ph.D. author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Book Description

A nurturing and revealing account of how giving birth can cause deep emotional wounds for women in both their perception of themselves and their ability to relate to their families and how these wounds can be healed through self-analysis, journal writing, and psychological counseling.

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Lynn made me feel validated.
Angie F
Traumatic births are life-altering experiences, but some of us do not get another chance.
"sarahs4"
Reading this book was highly cathartic after a difficult childbirth experience.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 28, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book represents one-of-a-kind treatment of the emotional havoc that a traumatic birth can have on a mother, and in turn her partner and baby. It is particularly effective in utilizing the birth stories of three women (including the author herself), which come from a spectrum of birth-traumatic experiences: the unnecessary cesearean, the absolutely necessary cesearean, and the highly manipulated vaginal birth. Through the accounts of these three women, a pathway is shown for many to follow in coming to terms with their own birth trauma. Perhaps the most commendable aspect of Madsen's treatment of the subject is that she choses to acknowledge birth trauma and the possible depression that follows as something other than "just hormonal," and even makes a good case for birth trauma being a particular instance of post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Besides the much-appreciated acknowledgment (to this reader, at any rate) that birth trauma is not merely unjustified self-pity, Madsen provides very concrete ways of coming to terms with what has happened and pushing on with life. Each chapter has "journal topics" for women to think, write or talk about. She also includes an entire chapter, "Creative Tools for Recovery," which details several more pathways, including art, writing, storytelling, dreams, bodywork, among others.
Not only is this book a must-read for any woman who has had a less than ideal birth, it would be highly recommended to people who have contact with new moms, including partners (who may have their own birth stress as well), doctors, nurses, midwives, doulas, counselors, and so forth.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By "sarahs4" on June 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
Perhaps if I read this book after my first birth, I might look at it differently, but I read it after my last birth and I felt left with the thought afterwards of "now what". After 3 difficult births, I had already gone through a lot of grief, research, and personal thought before we had our 4th child nearly a year ago. Despite doing everything I could do to have a good birth experience, it was an extremely difficult one. I do not plan on more children (nor did I before my last birth). This book, along with other books of this subject (related to cesarean trauma/birth trauma/VBAC issues) puts a lot of emphasis of planning for a "next birth". For many people who grieve because of a birth trauma (i.e. excess pain and suffering whether cesarean or vaginal, prolonged separation from baby due to health issues, a loss of child), it may be our last birth and while I'm pleased the author's second birth was a good experience, not all of us will have that option. What I needed was a book to help me come to terms with my experiences and integrate it into who I am, not something that seemed to gear so much toward a future birth. Traumatic births are life-altering experiences, but some of us do not get another chance. This book is necessary and I would recommend to anyone who is planning more children with a past difficult birth or loss, but I wouldn't recommend to anyone who knows that their traumatic experience will be their last birth experience.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 2003
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I had a very difficult childbirth (back labor, young inexperienced doctor AND nurse, long, LONG labor, botched epidural led to general anesthesia for my emergency c-section, etc.).
For months I looked and looked to find something that would address my lingering feelings of loss and trauma. This book is the only one that addresses post traumatic stress after an especially difficult childbirth.
I guess the biggest thing it did for me is showed me I wasn't alone, and I wasn't crazy!
I can't say it "cured" me, but definitely worth the read if you're struggling with your birth experience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Allison S. Parlapiano on April 22, 2003
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I thought this was a great book for those of us with negative feelings of our birth experiences. Some real truths are dealt with here and I felt better reading about situations and emotions like my own. The book helped me realize that what I was feeling and people's reactions to my feelings were not at all uncommon. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is trying to recover from a negative experience and feels that no one understands. I am so glad I found it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tatiana on July 23, 2012
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After experiencing a c section post a failed induction for my first birth and then a second c section after a failed VBAC attempt for my second birth, this book presented itself at the right time for me to begin my healing process, dig out what I had buried for so long and face my emotions!
It took me over a year to complete this book because my emotions were so raw that each page would stir up so many memories, feelings, flashbacks and experiences that I had been denying and did not want to face. With each page my hand would glide across my notebook with random thoughts that would pour out as things were triggered.
After getting through most of the book I did seek therapeutic support from a social worker who specializes in birth traumas and did reference and use this book along in my journey.
I did appreciate the candid honesty and intensity of this book and that the stories were not "sugarcoated." As others have mentioned, it allowed me validity to my thoughts and feelings and that others experience them too vs. the fear that I was going crazy or abnormal, thus encouraging me to feel "safe" when seeking additional help.
As much as I am grateful for having come across this book and it moving me forward and into my healing process, I was a bit sad and jealous when the author spoke of a successful second vaginal birth. This is what I so much wanted and unfortunately did not work out for me, not even the second time....
Overall I do recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with a traumatic birth or a birth that did not meet your expectations. This book reveals that certain thoughts and feelings, no matter how intense, are valid and gives hope that one can truly heal and move forward.
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